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Hertfordshire Hardy Plant Society Coach Trip

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Dark purple opium poppies

Allium albopilosum

Herbaceous border

This shrub interested everyone;  it is Chionanthus virginicus - the Fringe Bush and should not grow on alkeline soil

Border with foxtail lily

Apricot rose

Tulip tree flower

Primulas in the bog garden kept moist by a spring

Sambucus nigra or 'Black Lace'


Herbaceous border

Dictamnus albus




We had an excellent lunch at the cafe at Goodnestone Park on arrival after a long and tortuous drive from Rock Farm

goodneston park


Wonderful old cedar

Carpenteria californica flowers and on right with allium aflatunense





Two modern old fashioned roses possibly by Austin

Walled garden

The peonies were highly fragrant and absolutely gorgeous and they were accompanied by other scented plants

Peonies for cutting


Tuft of petals in the centre

Dark red Weigela could be 'Bristol Ruby'


Pink rose

Stachys lanata

Parterre built in 2000 with wild flowers

Box parterre